Grilled pineapple is a tasty accompaniment to baked ham, a delicious side dish with Caribbean-style chicken or pork and pairs well with sweet crepes and ice cream for a special dessert.
Video of the Day
Things You'll Need
Whole, fresh pineapple
- Preheat your oven to 400 degrees Fahrenheit.
- Spray your grill pan with nonfat cooking spray and place it in the oven to preheat it, too.
- Peel the pineapple.
- Cut off and discard the crown, or top.
- Cut out the pineapple core and cut the fruit into 1/2-inch-thick slices.
- Remove the hot grill pan from the oven with an oven mitt.
- Place the pineapple slices onto the grill pan.
- Sprinkle each pineapple slice with a little loose brown sugar and some cinnamon if desired. Alternatively, you can marinate the sliced pineapple in a tropical marinade, which might include dark rum, lime juice and brown sugar.
- Put the pineapple in the oven and grill for 7 to 8 minutes.
- Remove the pan and turn the slices over.
- Sprinkle them with more brown sugar or marinade.
- Put the fruit back into the oven and grill for another 7 to 8 minutes or until the pineapple slices are golden brown and the sugar is beginning to bubble and caramelize. Be sure not to let it burn.
- Remove from the grill pan from the oven and serve the pineapple as part of your entree or dessert.
To grill the pineapple on skewers, cut the peeled, cored fruit into chunks and thread them onto wooden skewers, leaving a little space between each piece of pineapple. Place the skewers on a preheated grill pan and put it into the oven.
Grill for 5 minutes, then turn the skewers and grill for 5 minutes more. Finally, turn them one more time, and grill for another 5 minutes. Try topping your grilled pineapple with more brown sugar, whipped cream, coconut or a little honey.